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Morirse está en Hebreo = My Mexican shivah

Author: Alejandro SpringallIlan StavansTrisha ZiffMaite ArgüellesJorge GoldenbergAll authors
Publisher: México : Springall Pictures ; [New York] : Emerging Pictures [distributor], [2008?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : SpanishView all editions and formats
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Set in Polanco, a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, Springall's seriocomic drama depicts the religious rituals and dysfunctional dynamics of a Mexican Jewish family coping with the untimely death of their beloved pater familias Moishe. Cultures collide as Moishe's large family and assorted eccentric friends gather to pay their respects to the dead, sitting shivah for a week, as is the Jewish tradition. Watching the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video disc
Spanish language materials
Motion pictures, Spanish
Drama
Feature films
Film adaptations
Teatro
Named Person: Ilan Stavans; Ilan Stavans
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandro Springall; Ilan Stavans; Trisha Ziff; Maite Argüelles; Jorge Goldenberg; Blanca Guerra; Raquel Pankowsky; Martha Roth; David Ostrosky; Springall Pictures S.A. de C.V.; Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía.; Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad.; Goliat Films.; Emerging Pictures (Firm)
OCLC Number: 298554624
Language Note: In Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish, with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007. (Film copyright 2006.).
Credits: Director of photography, Celiana Cárdenas ; editing, Madeleine Gavin ; original music, Jacobo Lieberman, performed by The Klezmatics.
Performer(s): Raquel Pankowsky, David Ostrosky, Martha Roth, Blanca Guerra, Sharon Zundel, Emilio Savinni.
Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; 16:9 anamorphic, stereo.
Other Titles: My Mexican shivah
Responsibility: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía ; Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad ; Goliat Films [and others] ; una producción de Springall Pictures ; coproductora, Trisha Ziff ; argumento, Alejandro Springall ; basado en un cuento de Ilán Stavans ; producida por Alejandro Springall, Maite Argüelles ; escrita por Jorge Goldenberg ; dirigida por Alejandro Springall.

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Set in Polanco, a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, Springall's seriocomic drama depicts the religious rituals and dysfunctional dynamics of a Mexican Jewish family coping with the untimely death of their beloved pater familias Moishe. Cultures collide as Moishe's large family and assorted eccentric friends gather to pay their respects to the dead, sitting shivah for a week, as is the Jewish tradition. Watching the loca familia in mourning is a pair of irascible (and invisible) Yiddish-speaking Angels, who take stock of the deceased's decidedly unorthodox life. Leading the family in demonstrating their grief is Moishe's neurotic middle-aged daughter Esther, who threatens to kill her father's long-time mistress, Julia Palafox, if she dares to show her face.

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